Pennsylvania Food Poisoning News and Recalls -- September 2008
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is recalling its Challah bread and in-store baked bagels, bialys, and rolls, due to the possibility that a metal mixer part may have gotten into the dough, posing a choking hazard to consumers. The following products are affected by the recall: Wegmans Kaiser Rolls (6-pack); Wegmans Sub Rolls (6-pack); Wegmans Old-Fashioned Dinner Rolls (12-pack); Wegmans Wheat Rolls (6-pack); Wegmans Challah Rolls (6-pack); Wegmans Old-Fashioned Vienna Rolls (6-pack); Wegmans Mini Kaiser Rolls; Wegmans Challah Bread; All individually sold bagels and bialys; Cinnamon Raisin bagels (6-pack); Assorted bagels (6-pack); Plain bagels (6-pack);Sesame bagels (6-pack); and Honey Wheat bagels (6-pack).TRANS-OCEAN PRODUCTS CRACKED PEPPER STYLE SMOKED SALMON
Trans-Ocean Products, Inc. is recalling its four-ounce Cracked Pepper Style Smoked Salmon from certain Pennsylvania stores. During routine testing, it was found that the salmon has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause fatal illness. The affected product, lot number 54933-2, was sold in Giant Eagle supermarkets in Pennsylvania. The fish is vacuum-packed in a re-sealable purple plastic pouch with the lot number printed on the back of the package.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN LAW GOES INTO EFFECT NATIONWIDE
A new federal law went into effect on Tuesday, September 30, 2008, mandating "Country of Origin" labels on whole foods. The law is called the "COOL" law. Under this new law, all raw foods, such as fruits and vegetables will be labeled with their country of origin. However, if the food is processed in any way, the country of origin label will not be required. For example, unshelled peanuts will require the country of origin label; shelled peanuts will not require the country of origin label. As another example, cantalopes will require the country of origin label; but if that same cantalope is cut up at the grocery store and placed in a fruit salad, the fruit salad will require no country of origin label.
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